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Woman arrested at Heathrow Airport by terror police

A 27-year-old female UK national has been arrested at Heathrow Airport after arriving on a flight from Ethiopia on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts, Scotland Yard said.

Counter-terrorism officers arrested the woman on suspicion of plotting an attack. 

The woman had just arrived on a flight from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, when she was detained on Friday, Scotland Yard said. 

She is being held on suspicion of preparing a terrorist act under section 5 of the Terrorist Act 2006. 

Police said they had taken the woman to a south London police station, where she remains in custody.

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